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THIS SIDE OF SWEETWATER

ensemble theatre · lightning rod theater · Ages 18+ · world premiere · United States of America

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CECILIA FAIRCHILD June 09, 2017
Sweet and aching and honest... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 11, 2017
Leaves you with a feeling of warmth and appreciation for each day...and that laughter can heal all, even the kind that comes from the painful and macabre. Miss you, Tom. Congratulations to all involved, and thank you for pouring your souls out in his honour.... full review
SUSAN SHERBOW certified reviewer June 11, 2017
Made a great evening of entertainment.... full review
ARTHUR KENG June 11, 2017
A heart-warming tribute to a man who was obviously loved by many. Sincere performances and a lot of humor. A genuine exploration of human idiosyncrasies that all come together to paint a picture of a man who seemed incredibly in tune with the questions we seek but often can't find.... full review
DENAH ANGEL certified reviewer June 12, 2017
It seems that Tom had a very unique voice, characters, storylines and it was nice to see someone's work weaved together. Tony's piece at the end nicely wrapped up this touching tribute. ... full review
MAUREEN LENKER stage raw certified reviewer June 12, 2017
tagged as: bittersweet · emotional
The thrust of the production -- to honor a playwright who has passed by putting on a selection of his works -- was a sweet and aching one. And you could feel the grief and sense of loss throughout, but most particularly in the epilogue, which was the most successful part of the show. It's perhaps a bit unfortunate that the other plays were so uneven in their writing and performances that the strongest part of the show was not the playwright who passed's work, but the short play written to remember him. Still, the bittersweet conclusion sends you out with a well of emotion and overall, it's a touching tribute to a lost friend, artist, and lover.... full review
MICHAEL VAN DUZER stage happenings & showmag June 12, 2017
Spend an hour with Mr. Stanczyk and his friends. You won’t regret it.... full review
ANONYMOUS June 14, 2017
An hour of warmth, exploration, the kindness of Tom's heart, weaving a quilt of what he may have been thinking in his unpublished works. So proud of this company for having the courage to put these on their feet. Extraordinary performances from Marisa O'Brien, Darryl Armbruster and Cheryl Huggins. The end left me in tears, as Tony Foster completely wrapped up the show in an unexpected, clever and heartfelt way. ... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 18, 2017
A fantastic experience of the works of the late Tom Stanczyk. The one-acts were all very enjoyable and quite professional, with what I thought was a deep and wonderful impression of a man I didn't know. I felt like at the end of the play, I did know a part of him and I felt the loss of a playwright as well as a friend. ... full review
TRACEY PALEO, GIA ON THE MOVE (OFFICIAL PRESS) gia on the move and footlights certified reviewer June 21, 2017
tagged as: dreamy · Relationships
Aptly named...Sweet.... full review

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